If you've never described one of your family vacations as "paradise," it might be time to take your family to a tropical paradise.
Martinique is not only breathtakingly beautiful but the island offers many activities to delight every member of the family. Besides the endless beautiful beaches, boating, swimming and fishing opportunities, there are all sorts of fun in the sun for the whole family-water and adventure parks, horseback riding and paintball.
Those who love water games can splash down at Aqualand, the latest water park in the French chain. Settled in 10 acres of tropical garden, the park features a choice of eight attractions, including three specially designed for children.
There are super slaloms, water slides, water beds and a swimming pool with artificial waves. All the adult water attractions exist on a smaller scale for children.
Mangofil and Domaine de Sigy adventure parks are set up for different kinds of games, workshops and exciting activities that allow visitors to experience a different way of discovering the country-jumping from rope to rope, from tree to tree!
Domaine de Sigy has a choice of three itineraries that take you above rivers, from footbridges to lianas on a superb canopy tour. Visitors may try the famous "Tarzan jump" which will enable them to land 53 feet below in a safety net.
Scaled down versions are offered for children.
Most children enjoy making a mess and paintball offers a fun, but harmless way to experience the colors of Martinique.
It's an outdoor team sport in which members of each team try to "eliminate" members of the opposing side by pursuing them through the forest with paintball guns and then zapping them with biode-gradable paint.
Last but not least, Martinique offers many opportunities for horseback riding along scenic beach routes and through the countryside. There are several equestrian clubs and stables, which offer excursions led by trained guides.